The BEST Episodes of Bizarre Foods America
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2020
Network: Travel Channel
The continuation of "Bizarre Foods'' finds Andrew Zimmern keeping his passport at home, as the chef and writer embarks on a culinary exploration of the great U, S of A. From traditional foods passed down through generations to modern eats whose roots are purely American, the United States is home to a smorgasbord of bizarre foods and equally extraordinary stories associated with them. So who best to taste and tell than Andrew, the man who lives by the motto "If it looks good, eat it''? The cultural cuisine master has done plenty of that throughout the history of "Bizarre Foods,'' with the "America'' incarnation including a celebration of the series' 100th episode.
#1 - Twin Cities
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 23, 2012
Host Andrew Zimmern begins his exploration of America's most unusual foods in Minnesota's Twin Cities. Featured eats include deep-fried snapping turtle; an elk-and-wild-rice hot dish; brined-and-breaded duck testicles; and "meat glue."
#2 - New Orleans
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 30, 2012
In New Orleans, Andrew Zimmern samples Cajun comfort foods, like stuffed pig stomach, and classic Creole cuisine, including smoked raccoon.
#3 - Seattle
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 6, 2012
Seattle's unconventional eats are explored. Stops include a farm, where the host tries cow placenta.
#4 - Detroit
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 20, 2012
Andrew Zimmern visits Detroit for a taste of iconic soul food, from short ribs to oxtails, and Arab-American eats, including lamb-brain sandwiches.
#5 - Las Vegas
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 9, 2012
Extreme eats in Las Vegas, including $750 cupcakes and a $5000 hamburger, are spotlighted in the Season 2 premiere. Also: a look at how a Bellagio buffet feeds 4000 people a day.
#6 - San Diego
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 16, 2012
The host visits San Diego. He forages for food along the shore, attends a traditional Aztec barbecue and feeds sea lions at the San Diego Zoo. Featured eats include swordfish bone marrow; camel milk; and mashed lamb brains.
#7 - The Blues Trail
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 20, 2012
Take a road trip down the Blues Trail, and stop along the way to take in the music and the food that make up the unique flavor of the Mississippi Delta, from Memphis, TN to Jackson, MS. Andrew samples Southern standbys and riffs on old favorites, like "redneck ramen" made with noodles and pigs ears.
#8 - Queens N.Y.: World's Best Food Town
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 22, 2013
With a menu that includes a Tibetan soup with yak, a Pakistani dish with goat offal and a chicken blood pancake, Andrew finds that a trip to Queens, NY, is just as good as a trip around the globe!
#9 - West Virginia
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 27, 2012
The host visits West Virginia and dines on fresh deer organs after a hunt. Later, he samples Appalachian cuisine, including groundhog stew, and judges a roadkill cook-off.
#10 - Charleston
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 5, 2012
Andrew Zimmern checks out the food scene of Charleston, S.C. He gets a taste of wood-coal barbecue in the Lowcountry; samples chitterlings at a soul-food restaurant; and attends a family dinner, where sautéed chicken feet are served.
#11 - Savannah
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 12, 2012
The host visits Savannah and enjoys a home-cooked Gullah meal on Daufuskie Island. He also goes hunting for marsh hens on the coast and dines in one of the city's finest restaurants with famed drag performer the Lady Chablis.
#12 - Miami
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 23, 2012
Andrew gets a taste of Miami's multicultural cuisine, from roasted pig brains to wreckfish cheeks.
#13 - New Mexico
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 30, 2012
The host visits New Mexico, where he hunts buffalo on horseback and roasts prairie dogs with members of a Pueblo tribe. Featured eats include sliced buffalo heart; menudo; blood pudding; and fried pig skin.
#14 - L.A. Pop Up
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 6, 2012
In Los Angeles, Andrew Zimmern plans a menu inspired by his world travels. He then shops for and prepares the meal, which includes pig-face bacon and sea-urchin aspic, and serves it to hungry diners at a pop-up restaurant.
#15 - Austin
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 13, 2012
There's a rich mix of tradition and innovation in Austin! From roasted pigeons (with the heads still on!) to grits mixed with duck innards, plus scrambled pig brains and bloody marys made with real pig blood, Andrew explores the foods that "Keep Austin Weird."
#16 - The Other Florida
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 27, 2012
Andrew explores Central Florida. He eats frog legs in the Everglades; hunts armadillos with native Floridians; and catches alligators with members of the Seminole Tribe.
#17 - Washington D.C.
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 11, 2013
Andrew Zimmern visits Washington, DC, for Salvadoran favorites, food trucks that feed hordes of hungry federal workers, and takes a trip back into history to taste what our forefathers ate. Whether it's a blackened snakehead sandwich made in a boat on the Potomac, peanut butter paired with foie gras, or Scrapple at a neighborhood grill known for its soul food, DC is a place where historical favorites and new innovations come together to create a variety of unexpected tastes.
#18 - Denver
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 18, 2013
Denver may be a modern city, but Andrew finds out that you can still get a taste of the Wild West in the food! Whether it's deep fried Rocky Mountain oysters in a biker bar, pheasant cooked over an open flame, or ant larvae beignets in a fine restaurant, Denver is a goldmine of flavors from both yesterday and today!
#19 - Iowa
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 25, 2013
Andrew finds out that there's a lot more than meat and potatoes on the table in Iowa. He discovers that Iowa's menu ranges from heritage pork brains with spring onion kimchi to a stew made with a whole sheep's head.
#20 - Chicago's Cutting Edge
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 18, 2013
Chicago's cutting-edge food scene is explored by Andrew, who learns about a dish made with whale vomit and samples a charcuterie's duck-heart pâté. Also: a soup that smells like a dead body.
#21 - Northern California
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 15, 2013
Andrew Zimmern visits Northern California where people are reinventing sustainable living, like hunting doves, to developing strange new flavors for jelly beans, to training sheep to eat weeds at local vineyards, people in this part of the country have a unique way of looking at how to get the food they eat.
#22 - Portland
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 22, 2013
Andrew Zimmern heads to Portland, OR, where free thinking foodies are pushing the limits when it comes to creating what to eat. He tries things like elk heart tartar, goose liver chocolates, and ice cream made from marrow.
#23 - Hidden Los Angeles
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 1, 2013
Andrew learns that some of the best foods in Los Angeles are hiding in neighborhoods where outsiders rarely go! From pig head tamales in Watts to steamed chicken embryo in Long Beach, Andrew tastes it all.
#24 - Birmingham: The New South
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 29, 2013
There's more to Birmingham, AL, than barbecue and bread pudding. Here, Andrew discovers surprising Southern fare like bullfrog hearts with pea shoots and Greek grits that will make you slap your mama.
#25 - Rhode Island: Chowing Gaggers & Stuffies
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 5, 2013
Andrew visits Rhode Island, where local eats are a blend of old traditions and high-tech creations. From the beloved quahog to monkfish liver mousse, the food in this tiny state is packed with flavor.